Wildlife Crossings: Protecting Animal Pathways Around the World

Wildlife Crossings: Protecting Animal Pathways Around the World

By Author / Illustrator

Catherine Barr, Christiane Engel



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Otter-Barry Books Ltd








Our planet is criss-crossed by a network of ancient pathways, reflecting the journeys of millions of animal species in search of food, water, safety and mates.

But human development is blocking these vital 'ribbons of life'. Animal habitats are shrinking into isolated and unconnected patches of nature.

Track the journeys of seven amazing animals. Discover why they are in trouble, follow their journeys and find out how scientists and campaigners across the world are creating 'wildlife corridors' to keep animals safe and on the move.

Discover... Elephant crossings in India * Hedgehog highways in the UK * 'Spoonie' flyways in Asia * Fish ladders in Germany * Gibbon canopy bridges in the People's Republic of China * Bear bridges in Canada * Cougar crossings in the USA



Catherine Barr and Christiane Engel have brilliantly taken the latest research and created this wonderful children's book. The detailed information and carefully chosen language will draw children in to want to know more about this important topic.

Colourful illustrations allow readers to visualise the environments being discussed in the text. It is wonderful to read a book which not only details the environmental challenges that are currently faced by the animal kingdom but also informs the reader about what is already being done to protect the species.

Wildlife Crossings: Protecting Animal Pathways Around the World would be a fantastic book to use to launch an environmental topic, or a non fiction focus book for group sessions. This could be used as an inspiration for persuasive writing very successfully. It is a must have for school libraries and KS2 classes.

40 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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